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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
 
Design, Full Time    Brooklyn, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2022
 
   
 
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About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the worlds first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable & financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories & home decor from 700+ brand partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, RTR has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world & as one of People magazines Women Changing the World.

About the Team:

Product Designers at RTR are user-centric, collaborative, visionary, & results-driven. Were strategic thinkers & problem solvers who are always searching for ways to enhance the experience of using Rent the Runway.

About the Job:

In this role youll own the end-to-end-design process across all initiatives that fall under RTRs cross-functional Growth product squad as both an IC & a manager. These initiatives will inspire new customers to try RTR, normalize clothing rental as a behavior, share the magic of access to the shared closet, & help them to immediately engage with RTRs circular fashion community. Your work will help to inspire various teams across the organization by showing through design artifacts & prototypes what is possible before it is built.

Outside of project work, as a senior member of the Product Design team you will also help to set the long term vision for our product, demonstrate & help set best practices for Product Design at RTR, directly & indirectly mentor more junior design team members, & take on designops efforts that will help the team function at scale.

The ideal candidate is a resourceful self-starter with a passion for UX & UI, a desire to create best-in-class digital experiences, & expertise spanning user research, UX strategy, interaction design, animation, & visual design. 

What Youll Do:

  • Apply conceptual thinking & creativity to complex design problems from conception to production for site, app, email & other marketing initiatives
  • Manage a small, but growing team of Product Designers
  • Collaborate with peers & cross-functional partners, including product managers, product marketers, writers, engineers, & fellow designers
  • Lead UX-focused efforts such as research, user flows, wireframes & user testing in addition to delivering best-in-class final designs
  • Create low-fidelity prototypes followed by high-fidelity prototypes, demonstrating first functional thinking & then visual communication
  • Create innovative designs that demonstrate brand consistency across all platforms & devices
  • Think holistically about your designs & how they ladder into both a longer-term product vision & design system
  • Thoughtfully & professionally communicate your design logic & rationale both internally with your creative peers as well as cross-functionally, to further your objectives in a collaborative & personable way
  • Identify aspects of the site/app that can be improved & justify your perspective with data as well as industry best practices
  • Lead & manage value & usability tests using sound research methodologysetting up screeners, discussion guides, & moderating users
  • Execute innovative creative ideas to advance Rent the Runways brand vision
  • Partner with other creative team members to unite the visual style consistency across the brand
  • Bring positive energy & freshness to your daily collaboration with the product, tech & marketing teams to execute digital projects across all platforms
  • Exude the desire to be challenged & inspired by new ways of thinking
  • Manage & track asset handoff & production process for all designs 

About You:

  • You have a Bachelors degree plus 7+ years of product design experience, including 1+ years of management experience
  • You have proven experience leading Growth-related design workfrom driving new customer acquisition & creating viral loops to optimizing the conversion funnel
  • Youre a visionary who enjoys designing modern, strategic, holistic solutions that always ladder back to business & user goals
  • You can conduct user tests & research with sound methodology, & understand how to apply data & insights from other teams to your designs
  • You have a deep understanding of your craft & the inputs & activities that will help the success of your projects (e.g. design principles, user testing, stakeholder interviews, design sprints, etc.)
  • You have a love for visual design & design systems
  • Youre a collaborative team player with an interest in learning & listening to technical & non-technical partners
  •  Youre able to present & pitch user-focused solutions to stakeholders
  • You prioritize tasks & meet deadlines under pressure with little management, & enjoy having a sense of accountability over your work
  • Your designs are refined & polished
  • You have a foundational knowledge of front-end development, can think technically, & know how to work with engineers to bring good design to life.
  • You are fluent in Figma & the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bonus points for having previous experience working in e-commerce, fashion, and/or a startup!

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, were committed to the wellbeing of our employees, & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, & family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves & their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, & have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription & rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - our corporate employees have the option to work remotely 3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies.

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you & if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy & applicable law.   

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 & over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing & characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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